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4-Day Amazon Rainforest at Sacha Lodge

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Day 1 : Fly to Coca, transfer to Sacha Lodge

Visiting: Amazon Rainforest

Fly from Quito to Coca (35 minutes), lunch at Sacha's nearby house, ride 50 miles (2 hours) in motorized canoe down the Napo River. Take a 1 mile (30 minute) walk on a raised boardwalk through the rain forest. Finally, local villagers will paddle you in a dugout canoe to Sacha Lodge (arrive about 4:00pm).

  • Meals: LD
  • Standard Lodging: Sacha Lodge

Day 2 : Jungle Activities

Visiting: Amazon Rainforest

Today's activities may include the following. You will meet with your guide to discuss what activities you will do each day.

The Observation Tower is a 135-foot tower built around an ancient Kapok Tree with 360-degree views. It is a 30-minute ride in a dugout canoe through the flooded forest. The best birding is around sunrise and sunset.

The Canopy Bird Walk is a 900-foot long suspension walkway 120 feet above the forest floor. This gives guests a "bird's eye view" of the tropical rain forest.

Visit the Butterfly House, one of Ecuador's largest butterfly farms, home to 40 species of butterflies.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Sacha Lodge

Day 3 : Jungle Activities

Visiting: Amazon Rainforest

Today's activities may include the following.

The Yasuni National Park Parrot Lick is 30 minutes downstream from Sacha. Hundreds of brightly colored parrots can be seen eating here on sunny, dry mornings. There is a $25/person Yasuni National Park fee paid here.

Hiking or canoeing in the rainforest for game viewing.

Swimming in the lake and fishing for piranha are also possible.

On one night, you will enjoy a barbecue dinner on the lake edge.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Sacha Lodge

Day 4 : Transfer back to Quito

Visiting: Amazon Rainforest, Quito

At 7:00am, start your canoe, hike, and canoe to Coca for your flight back to Quito, arriving about 12:30pm. It is best to overnight in Quito before taking your international flight home.

  • Meals: BL

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